Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, in that case, yes. Interested.
     


  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Ok just spoke with the gentleman at minnis, he said the office will reopen tomorrow so I want to give him a few options for the tests, so far it appears 10oz 3-ply is the favorite. I was thinking to ask for a 2-ply as well, just so I can get a sense of the difference myself. 10oz 3-ply should work through spring and summer (not humid 90 deg days) in NY correct?
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    10oz 3 ply is a lot heavier than you might think. I would say go with the 8/9oz. Either way, I'm in.
     


  5. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    FWIW, my favorite fresco is the high twist bunches from 0500 - 0510. This is different than the two ply stuff in the rest of the book but it is the most summery.
     


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    That looks absolutely fantastic.
     


  7. Slickman

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    I understand minnis calls those #'s high twist, but arent all of their fresco's high twist?? Which (2/3/high twist) breathes the best?
     


  8. medtech_expat

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    Assuming it's the lighter weight I'm in for 3.5 meters. And I would actually prefer an overcheck, if possible.
     


  9. Slewfoot

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    Sounds like a fun fabric! Seeing as I have the LL POW Brisa and now have to get creative with closet storage I unfortunately can't commit. I'm sure it'll be great. Jealous!

    I would suggest making the checks a bit bigger in scale than Minnis normally uses. The small checks are very standard already. If you're going custom, can't hurt to do something different like that. I wonder if you could even ask them to include some softer yarns like angora mixed in with the standard wool to give it a softer hand. Just a thought. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    I guess we all live in different world and subject to different life. Anyway all will agreed that fresco in all weights are generally a good fabric for bread and butter suiting.
     


  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    This is a good idea
     


  12. TRINI

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    I'm not in on this particular run but I like where this thread is going.

    Why should the London Lounge have all the fun on custom fabric runs?

    We should come up with a list of potential fabrics and gauge interest.

    Just a thought for 2013.
     


  13. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Idea #1 - Moar of the Slewfoot brown fresco for those who missed the boat last time
     


  14. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I would LOVE to get something like this made up in an 11 oz. worsted:

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FTFY. :)
     


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